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Stop Bullying

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. 

In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:

An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.

High school bullying often occurs in the locker room, in the hallways, on the computer or on a cell phone. Bullying decreases a student’s sense of security at school, particularly in areas where the students aren’t supervised. Ten percent of students who drop out of school report dropping out because of being bullied. Less supervision provides opportunities to bully or be bullied. Freshmen are particularly vulnerable to bullying.

What bullying looks like:

  • Judgment
  • Name calling, degrading comments
  • Text “bombing” and negative text messages
  • Cyberbullying (through social media, texts and e-mails)
  • Gossip
  • Criticism
  • Social isolation
  • Harassment, hazing
  • Defacing victim’s property
  • Conversation starters

Did you know that just making eye contact with a bully can make him stop?

Did you know just standing next to the victim can stop the bully?

Did you know when you walk away from a bully it can show him that his behavior is not funny or okay?

Sometimes just saying “that’s not cool, let’s get out of here” can stop the bully and give other bystanders the confidence to speak up or walk away.

Who would you feel comfortable talking to if you encountered a bullying situation?

Where else can you go for help

If you is affected by something you have seen or experienced online, here are some alternative helplines and useful contact numbers that may be able to assist.

+38099-378-92-33 (administration)

0 800 500 225  (free call center)

116 111 (free call center)

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